Are you searching for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Aren’t we all! How about a super tasty, super healthy bowl of Irish stew instead? 

In celebration of St Patrick’s Day, we bring you a dish which you will be serving up all year round – It’s THAT good! We have all heard the term ‘balanced diet’.. so balance the goodness with a good glug of Guinness; it would be rude not to, right?!

The thing we like most about this recipe is the fact that you can make a great big portion of it, feed the family and then put the leftovers (if there is any!) in your food containers ready for the next two days meals.  It is so important that your Tupperware is airtight for this recipe because it is a STEW! There will be a lot of liquidy goodness ready to escape quicker than you can say Leprechaun. If you’re ready to invest in some containers which will never let you down then click here to buy yours now. 


?Healthy Beef & Guinness Irish Stew?

This hearty stew, layered with complex flavours from caraway seeds, sweet raisins, and full-bodied Guinness Draught pays homage to the best of Irish cooking and earned kitchen’s highest rating. So, let’s get started!


3 tsps canola oil

1/4 cup flour

600g beef, trimmed and cut into cubes

3 white onions, chopped

1 tbsp tomato puree

4 cups no added salt beef stock

1 bottle Guinness Stout

1 tbsp raisins

1 tsp caraway seeds

1/2 tsp black pepper

6 carrots, long slices

6 parsnips, long slices

1 turnip, peeled & cubed

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  • Heat the oil in a Dutch oven on a medium-high heat
  • Place the flour in a shallow dish
  • Sprinkle the beef with salt and cover in the flour
  • Add the beef to the pan, sealing the meat
  • Remove the beef from the pan, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until soft
  • Add the tomato puree, stock and beer to the pan and stir
  • Once the ingredients are combined, put the beef back into the pan
  • Stir in a pinch of salt, the raisins, caraway seeds and pepper – bring to the boil
  • Cover the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally
  • After one hour, add the vegetables and simmer for a further 30 minutes until the veg is tender
  • Sprinkle the dish with parsley
  • We recommend serving the dish with a healthy dollop of sweet potato mash topped with horseradish
  • Enjoy!


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